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Thursday, February 10, 2005

Cannabis-munching cows to get change of diet in Alpine state

Farmers in Liechtenstein will no longer be allowed to feed cannabis to their livestock under new rules to be introduced in March in the tiny Alpine state.

Hemp -- of which the marijuana plant is a well-known variety -- contains small amounts of THC, the active substance in hashish, and traces of the drug have been filtering through to the milk of dairy cows fed with the plant.

The levels breach the maximum limit set by the new rules, which say that animal feed must be free of any component that could have an adverse effect on humans, the country's veterinary and food controls office said in a statement.

Hemp will also be banned from the diets of meat herds, although there is no clear evidence that THC can filter through into meat.

The rules intend to bring Liechtenstein, a tiny nation of 33,000 inhabitants, in line with food standards in neighbouring Switzerland, with which it forms a customs union.


  • Awesome, cows lose the only source of Omega-3 fatty acids they have. Not much you can do to make up for that (I don't think cows will eat fish), so the cows or their meat might be less healthy than before. As opposed to THC, which quickly breaks down or is stored in fats in concentrations so low, they would never get anyone high. Besides the fact that hemp (which is a class of cannabis variety... whereas marijuana is NOT a variety at all but rather a term used for the inflorescences of the cannabis plant.) produces little enough THC in it's inflorescences so that even the cows wouldn't get high. Idiotic.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:54 PM  

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